There’s no elaborate story behind why I started making art. I was always that kid that got into trouble for drawing in class! From an early age, my parents took me to art galleries wherever we travelled, and I began to view being an artist as a legitimate career path. Since graduating college with a Bachelor’s in Sociology, I relocated to Portland in 2016 with a desire to live in a more progressive place. Outside of selling my art, I’ve worked at non-profits, warehouses, restaurants, and even a licensed cannabis farm. Alberta Street Gallery is my first gallery representation. For my work, I use acid free pens, colored pencils and acrylic paint on paper. My biggest artistic influences are Wassily Kandinsky and the abstract expressionist movement. I usually don’t know what my work is going to look like before it’s finished. I draw first and think of titles later.